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My Life as a Peace Activist

Years ago, in high school, I had a crush on a Quaker. All I knew of the Quaker philosophy was

  • 06/01/2019
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Women Forging Peace

Muslim, Jewish, and Christian women from eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa (the MENA region) spend a

  • 05/28/2019
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Always an advocate: Luz Maria Frias: Building bridges between cultures and communities through communication

Luz Maria Frias recalls a neighbor coming to her father’s storefront repair shop on the west side of Chicago when

  • 11/01/2016
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Women Wage Peace

Women Wage Peace, which was founded on the premise that Israeli and Palestinian people had lost hope that there would ever be an agreement, and that women could change that attitude by instilling hope in the population.

  • 08/01/2016

Forward, global women

Rula Quawas, a professor at the University of Jordan (left), Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, and Rina Bar-Tal, past chair of

  • 08/01/2015

Betty McKenzie: locked up for peace

The activist nun put her beliefs on the line, even if it meant going to jail. “I learned a lot in prison. For one thing, the people there are absolutely normal. I can only think of one who seemed like a criminal to me.”

  • 02/02/2014

2013 Changemakers: The Girls Restorative Program

“We made statues with words that express how we should be.” — Rashonda, 16

  • 12/02/2013

Trees of reconciliation

“I was distressed about particularly the outcome of our involvement in Iraq. This seemed like something small that I could do to contribute in a positive way.”

  • 10/02/2013

2011 Changemakers: MCAD students meet WILPF

“Many of us see [this] as an opportunity to raise the next generation of women peacemakers.”

  • 12/02/2011

2011 Changemaker: Global Women’s Leadership Convening

“The bold question [for the café conversation] was ‘how do we prepare and propel more women into leadership roles in public life and civil society?'”

  • 12/02/2011

Men step up to thwart gender violence

It’s time to ask: “Other men are doing this? Why aren’t you?” That’s the question Chuck Derry suggests women pose

  • 01/02/2011

2010 Changemaker: Peace Circle Initiative

“There were three shootings into my house. I couldn’t sit around and watch it happen.”

  • 12/02/2010